Ol' Dirty Bastard Gets Life After Death

Published: 2004-12-13
It will be a month ago today (December 13th) that rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard died after collapsing in a Manhattan recording studio. The Wu-Tang Clan member was in the studio working on his first record for Roc-A-Fella records when he complained of chest pains. ODB (real name Russell Jones) was buried by friends and family in New York City on November 18th.

Although there is no official word on cause of death yet, fans can rest assured that the material Jones was working on will become available to them very soon. The Roc-A-Fella album he was in the midst of recording is reportedly being aimed for release in early 2005. Not only will the public be able to get their hands on that record, but keeping with the tradition of deceased artists, other previously unreleased ODB material is to become available.

The first posthumous ODB release is set to be an album called 'Osirus', released on January 4th through Jarred Cherry Records. The record was named for one of Jones' many nicknames, and will contain 15 new tracks from Ol' Dirty Bastard. The label that 'Osirus' is being released through (Jarred Cherry Records) was actually created specifically for the purpose of releasing ODB material, by Jones' mother (Cherry Jones) and his manager (Jarred Wisfield).

Apparently there will also be a JC Records release in March, which will contain tracks by artists 'associated' with ODB, in addition to other assorted projects.

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt

   

 

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